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Highway proposed to be named after Freeman shooting victim

UPDATE: The vote from the transportation board Wednesday night was a resounding and unanimous yes.

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The Washington State Transportation Commission will be discussing naming SR 27 after Sam Strahan at the Commission meeting at the Spokane Valley City Hall Wednesday.

The meeting, which will take place at 3 p.m., will determine if the action will pass. If it does, the Sam Strahan Memorial Highway would stretch from mile marker 82 to mile marker 68.9, passing by Freeman High School.

A petition for the action was launched online in late September, and is supported with over 7,5000 signatures from the community and letters of support from the following:

Spokane County Sherriff - Ozzie Knezovich
Mayor of Rockford - Carrie Roecks
Mayor of Spokane Valley - Rod Higgins
Representative 9th District- Joe Schmick
Representative 9th District- Mary Dye
Senate Majority Leader- Mark Schoesler
Senator - Andy Billig
Senator - Michael Baumgartner
Washington State Representative - Mike Volz
Washington State Representative - Jeff Holy
Congresswoman - Cathy McMorris Rodgers

Amy Strahan, Sam's mother, will be speaking on behalf of the effort at the meeting.